It’s been two years since we’ve heard new music from Sigrid, and to be honest I was getting impatient with the impending announcement of when she’d finally make her return. But the Norwegian singer-songwriter is FINALLY back and she’s stepped back into the spotlight with one of her most confidently charged releases yet.
‘Mirror’ is a song all about finally loving what she sees staring back at her in the mirror. Self-love is a long and winding journey, and for anyone that has struggled with mental health, body dysmorphia, and anything else in-between then you will know just how difficult it can be somedays to see your own reflection. Reflecting on a relationship that reminded her of the love she had deep down for herself, she thanks the person for guiding her back to a place where she felt grounded. “There was an emptiness. I think you met me at a strange time and you anchored me. I felt anonymous. And you were someone who reminded me who I used to be” she sings during the first verse. But this isn’t a typical love song. The relationship with the other person doesn’t pan out, and instead the relationship she wants to have with herself is re-instated and that’s where the essence lies in this song. “I love who I see looking at me in the mirror, in the mirror. Nothing compares to the feeling right there in the mirror, in the mirror” she proclaims during the euphoric hook.
Sonically representing this re-found confidence in a bold synth led production, she pulls comparisons to the likes of Dua Lipa and Years & Years with a disco-pop sound that pulsates with big synths, groovy guitar riffs, and slinky keys. She even throws in a little gospel and disco crossover with big handclaps before the final chorus which will ultimately become a big singalong moment in her future live shows.
‘Mirror’ is a very strong and impressive return to the main stage for Sigrid with its empowerful message and infectious production that will have you putting this song on a continuous loop to feed you pure serotonin.